Tiger Woods explains why he chewed gum in Masters winApril 15, 2019
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Add gum to the Tiger Woods lore.
Until Sunday in Augusta, Woods had never won a major coming from behind. And now the 2019 Masters champion has won his first major chewing gum from beginning to end.
“Well, I’m chomping on this gum because I usually get hungry, I keep eating so much, and it curbs my appetite a little bit, which is nice,” Woods said. “Most of the time, most of the issues I have at tournaments, I lose so much weight, as you all know.”
A quibbler might point out that chewing gum should help with him losing weight instead. So the appetite curbing mentioned only makes a little sense.
Tiger Woods blows a bubble during the second round of the Masters. (Photo: Andrew Redington, Getty Images)
Maybe Tiger is obsessed with pimento cheese sandwiches and this kept him from veering off the fairways to the concession stands? Maybe he wanted better-than-most breath? Or maybe it just calmed him down a bit.”
For Woods, the ultimate calm came from preparation.
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“I just felt so prepared coming into this event,” he said. “This year, my finishes don’t really reflect it, but I was starting to shape the golf ball the way that I know I can, which I needed for this week.
“Prep for the Masters starts six months ago, so just trying to make sure I get ready to peak for this one week, and I did, and everything came together, which is great. I kept doing all the little things correctly. Missed the ball in the correct spots time and time and time again, and if I was out of position, so be it, take my bogey and move on. I had no doubles this week. Just kept, as I said, just kept plodding along.”
And chomping along.
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